Island Hopping from Sal
Visit Sal, Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente, & Santo Antão. Includes internal flights.
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From the lunar landscape of the still active volcano on Fogo to the verdant valleys and rugged mountains on Santo Antão, the scenery you'll see on this tour is spectacular. Vibrant music, colonial architecture and superb beaches are just some of the highlights.
Beginning on the island of Sal, you will stay overnight here to relax and unwind ready for your internal flight the next day.
Santiago has two mountain ranges, the more northern Serra da Malagueta and the central Serra do Pico do Antonio (reaching 1,392m). It benefits from several permanent water sources and has lush green valleys and thriving plantations. The drive through the centre of the island is spectacular, with craggy clifftops and views down the mountains on either side of the road. A trip to Santiago wouldn't be complete without spending some time exploring the capital Praia and taking a trip to the old capital Cidade Valha.
Fogo is the ultimate peak. Standing tall at 2989m Fogo rises sharply from the ocean. Cha das Caldeiras is the crater of the still active volcano and is home to a race of people descended from a 19th-century French nobleman. As well as the many walks on the island there are also some interesting lava tubes to explore. The islanders produce their own wine and it really wouldn't be a complete to visit Fogo without at least sampling a glass or two!
São Vicente is a dusty, mountainous island. Monte Verde, the highest point on the island has some impressive views from the summit. The best view of the capital Mindelo is from Fortim d'El Rei, the old fort located on the headland to the east of the city. On the other side of the harbour is Monte Cara or 'Face Mountain' as it is known, a mountain with a human profile sculptured into it by erosion.
In Santo Antão, the jagged peaks, deep crevices, harsh volcanic walls, jaw-dropping ravines and villages clinging to the sides of mountains are some of the most impressive sights in the archipelago. Although most tourists come to Santo Antão to hike the ribeiras, the views from the precarious roads can be appreciated by all. The highest peak is 1,979m.
Spend some time on the island of Sal to wrap up your amazing tour, relax on the beach, or take in an island tour or one of the activities on offer such as fishing or water sports.
Travelling to five of the 10 islands within Cape Verde, this 14-night island-hopping itinerary allows you to experience some wonderful sights. Make the most of your time on each island by adding in some excursions!
The itinerary for this tour must start on a Thursday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday for the internal flights to work. However, other UK departure days may be available, by doing the islands in a slightly different order. Please call for a tailor-made quote, with your choice of day and UK airport.
1 night in 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza, Sal
2 nights in 2.5 grade Quinta da Montanha Hotel, Santiago
2 nights in 2.5 grade Colonial Guest House, Fogo
1 night in 3.5 grade Oasis Praiamar Hotel, Santiago
2 nights in 3 grade Kira's Hotel, São Vicente
2 nights in 3 grade Aldea Panoramic Hotel, Santo Antão
1 nights in 3 grade Kira's Hotel, São Vicente
3 nights in 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza, Sal
Please see individual details below.
Upon your arrival in Sal after your international flight, you will travel between islands by internal flights. These flights are provided by BestFly and, whilst every effort will be made to book direct flights, these flights may be indirect due to scheduling limitations.
It should also be noted that internal flights can, and do, see schedule changes and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!
You will reach Santo Antão by a regular ferry service.
Due to the travelling involved on our island-hopping itineraries, we don’t recommend this type of holiday for young children.
Day 1 - Hotel Morabeza
Room Type: Double Land View Room
Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
An immaculately kept, family-run hotel boasting great facilities and direct access to Santa Maria’s golden beach, it’s no surprise that Hotel Morabeza continues to be voted the top hotel by our guests.
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Days 2 to 3 - Quinta da Montanha
Room Type: Standard Room
Quinta da Montanha is a small, family-run hotel which is blessed by a collection of fantastic mountain views.
Days 4 to 5 - Colonial Guest House
A memorable and friendly family-run house, boasting a fantastic central location in São Filipe, Colonial Guest House is sure to charm each and every one of its guests.
Day 6 - Pestana Tropico Hotel
Room Type: Standard Room Pool View
Pestana Tropico is a comfortable hotel located on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Days 7 to 8 - Kira's Hotel
A small and welcoming family-run hotel right in the heart of Mindelo, Kira’s is bursting with charm and character, providing a real home-from-home feel.
Days 9 to 10 - Aldea Panoramica Hotel
Room Type: Standard
A traditional hotel with the perks of stunning scenery and walking trails at its doorstep.
Day 11 - Kira's Hotel
Days 12 to 14 - Hotel Morabeza